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Insolvency law reforms due to Covid-19

Sophie Burke, Jeremy Whiteson |

The Government is expediting reforms to UK Insolvency Law to help companies avoid insolvency as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak. Details of the proposed changes to the UK Insolvency Law have not yet been published. The Government said that reforms would be introduced “at the earliest opportunity”, but we do not expect the reforms […]


Fladgate ranked Band 1 in Chambers UK guide for Corporate M&A: Lower Mid-Market

Julian Lewis, Alex Kaufmann, Graham Spitz, Yulia Leyko, Sunil Sheth, Avram Kelman, Paul Airley, Nigel Gordon, Eugene Matveichuk, Andrew Bessemer Clark, Amy Collins, Jan Hoppe, Marc Sosnow, Charles Wander, Neil Vickers, Sophie Burke, Orit Rioumine Gold, David Lee, Priyadevi Vadgama, Mythily Katsaris, Alex Taylor, Jamie Hamilton, Adrian Mawlabaux, Grant Gordon, David Robinson, Ashleigh Brinklow, David Baverstock, Anthony Shatz, Sam Tye, Eleanor Green, Jeremy Whiteson, Ian Brent |

Fladgate is delighted to maintain a Band 1 ranking in the 2020 Chambers UK guide for the Corporate M&A: Lower Mid-Market category. Grant Gordon, Head of Corporate, said: “The team is delighted once again to receive this recognition by Chambers, which is a significant endorsement of our approach, our professionalism and the strong relationship we […]


Fladgate ranks Tier 1 in Legal 500’s M&A: Deals up to £50m

Paul Airley, Andrew Bessemer Clark, Amy Collins, Nigel Gordon, Jan Hoppe, Alex Kaufmann, Avram Kelman, Julian Lewis, Sunil Sheth, Marc Sosnow, Graham Spitz, Charles Wander, Neil Vickers, Sophie Burke, Yulia Leyko, Orit Rioumine Gold, David Lee, Priyadevi Vadgama, Mythily Katsaris, Alex Taylor, Jamie Hamilton, Adrian Mawlabaux, Grant Gordon, David Robinson, Ashleigh Brinklow, David Baverstock, Anthony Shatz, Sam Tye, Eleanor Green, Jeremy Whiteson, Ian Brent |

Fladgate is delighted to be ranked Tier 1 in the 2019 edition of Legal 500 in the M&A: Deals Up To £50m. Grant Gordon, Head of Corporate, said: “we are very pleased once again to receive this recognition by Legal 500, which is a significant endorsement of our work, our professionalism and the strong relationship […]


Fladgate acts on £92.5m acquisition for Flora Developments Limited

Hamilton Forrest, James Fry, Sophie Burke, Mark Harnett, Sunil Sheth, Adam Baker, Mythily Katsaris, Luke Morris, Ildikó Kozó |

Fladgate LLP acted for Flora Developments Limited, a subsidiary of ABIL Infraprojects Limited, India which is a large Indian construction, real estate development and hospitality company, for the acquisition of prime real estate in Central London known as Griffin House, 5/6 Strand, London WC2N 5HR for a purchase price of £92.5 million. The property currently […]


Fladgate advises Aeromet on acquisition of Stone Foundries

Hamilton Forrest, Sophie Burke, Graham Spitz, Alan Wetterhahn, Gavin Whitney, Mike Tremeer |

Fladgate LLP has advised Aeromet International Limited, a leading supplier of airframe and aero engine components, on its bolt-on acquisition of Stone Foundries from Langham Industries. Aeromet and Stone Foundries have a long track record of providing aluminium and magnesium cast components to the aerospace and defence industries.  Following the acquisition, the combined business will […]


Fladgate advises on sale of Greene & Co to Hamptons International, part of Countrywide PLC

Julian Lewis, Sophie Burke, Gavin Whitney, Sam Tye |

Fladgate LLP has acted for the shareholders of Greene & Co, an award-winning estate agency covering North London and the City, in its sale to leading residential agency, Hamptons International – part of Countrywide PLC, the UK’s largest estate agency and property services group. Established more than thirty years ago in West Hampstead, Greene & […]


Fladgate advise on the sale of Roxy Palace online casino to 32Red

Sophie Burke, Alan Wetterhahn, Mike Tremeer, Ildikó Kozó, Grant Gordon |

Fladgate LLP acted for the sellers Hyperlink Media Limited and Applied Logics Limited on the sale of the remote online gaming business known as Roxy Palace for a total consideration of £8.4 million, comprising £2m in cash and the issuance of 10,000,000 new Ordinary Shares. Corporate partners Grant Gordon and Alan Wetterhahn advised the clients, […]


Areen Design Services acquires majority stake in Pascall + Watson Ltd

Hamilton Forrest, Sophie Burke, Alex Kaufmann |

Fladgate LLP advised Areen Design Services Limited, the interior design company specialising in commercial and infrastructure projects, on the acquisition of a majority stake in Pascall+Watson Limited, the architects practice that specialises in the design and delivery of infrastructure projects (they have designed Heathrow Terminal 2 amongst many other high profile projects). Corporate partner Alex […]


Fladgate advises on high profile acquisitions for Patron Capital

Sophie Burke, Eddie Powell, Gideon Dabby-Joory, Gavin Whitney, Adam Baker, Gary Smith, Charles Proctor, David Baverstock, Jeremy Whiteson |

Fladgate LLP has advised Patron Capital IV LP (Patron) on two high profile real estate investments: The c£75m headline acquisition, by a joint venture between Patron Capital and APAM Ltd, of the Arlington Business Park in Theale, Reading from the Arlington Business Parks Partnership (ABPP). The Arlington Business Park is considered to be one of […]


Finance Bill 2015: changes to the tax treatment of B share schemes

Sophie Burke |

The Chancellor of the Exchequer announced, in his Autumn Statement on 3 December 2014, his plans to legislate in the 2015 Finance Bill to remove an apparent “unfair tax advantage” and to treat cash received under a B share scheme in the same way as dividend income. Following the publication of the Finance Bill 2015 […]


Fladgate advises Cambridge University Press on acquisition

Sophie Burke, David Robinson |

Fladgate LLP advised Cambridge University Press on the acquisition of a compact, high-quality list of language textbooks and supporting materials from small independent publisher Advance Materials Limited. The list focuses on textbooks for Modern Foreign Languages including French, Spanish and German. The list includes core textbooks for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and supplementary, skills-based […]


Fladgate advises on sale of shares in Supercover Insurance

Sophie Burke, John Forde, Andrew Bessemer Clark, Mike Tremeer, Ian Brent |

Fladgate LLP has advised on the sale of shares in Supercover Insurance Limited, an FCA regulated specialist insurance broker and claims administrator serving more than 1.5m policyholders, to the Markerstudy Group. Supercover Insurance Limited was set up in 1995 and provided extended warranty cover and insurance to mobile phone retail customers. Supercover has expanded its […]